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Posts Tagged ‘Interior Painting’

April 29th, 2020 Relationship Advice from a Painter

During my daily search for house-painting-related news articles (yes, I am a proud paint nerd who scours the internet and bookshelves for all things paint related), I came across a “Dear Abby” style column in The Washington Post. Seeking advice regarding an upcoming exterior home repaint, Marilyn S. shared that the process was leading to daily “cage matches” with her husband over the color choice (her words, not mine).She was in search of paint suggestions, advice around best practices, and a “referee” to help her plot a path forward with her husband on their exterior paint job. 

 

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March 29th, 2020 Wallpaper removal. How to take it down and when it has got to go?

“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.” This may have been Oscar Wilde’s last recorded comment before passing away in a hotel in Paris. While it is unknown why the decor got under Mr. Wilde’s skin, it is not an uncommon experience. A beautiful wallpaper that is applied successfully can create a gorgeous transformation. Over time though the paper can feel outdated or tired, it can become stained or damaged, or adhesion may fail. If you are battling your wallpaper and feel it’s time for it to go, we have some suggestions for how to remove it. 

Start preparing the space by removing what you can from the area. Furniture or fixtures that can’t be easily removed can be covered by painter’s plastic. Go to your breaker box and turn the power off to the outlets in the room to err on the side of caution. Remove outlet and lightswitch plates to expose the paper underneath. Cover the outlets with blue tape to keep moisture from getting in. The removal process can be messy so it is best to cover your floor with a drop cloth or tarp. 

 

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January 29th, 2020 Four Tips for Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

Repainting kitchen cabinets is one of the most inexpensive ways to transform the look of your kitchen. There are many how-to videos and articles available to steer you in the right direction. Here are four time-tested tips that we recommend:

Create a System

Take the time to remove doors and drawer fronts after degreasing them. To avoid a headache later be sure to take pictures of the cabinet layout, create a labeling system to identify which doors belong to which cabinets, and draw a diagram. The doors and hardware may fit just right where they were, so having a system for putting them back will save you time and frustration. 

 

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December 23rd, 2019 Cleaning Paint Brushes. Paint Basics.

When you are at a good stopping point for your painting project and you have sealed up your paint cans, it is time to clean your brush. While each professional painter can teach you a classic trade secret or a one-of-a-kind cleaning technique that he or she have developed over time, there are a few basics that painters of all experience levels should know. Below we will share the basics so you are ready to tackle your next painting project.  

The most important thing to know is that brushes must clean with each use! Cleaning brushes regularly and thoroughly extends the life of the brush and allows you to apply a consistent finish. The type of paint you have been using will determine the cleaning solution you will need. For instance, if you are painting with latex paint, you will clean your brush with warm water and a mild soap (bar or dish detergent.) If you are painting with oil-based paints, then you will clean your brush with mineral spirits.  

 

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November 27th, 2019 Preparing for a painting project

Benjamin Franklin has been credited with saying, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” While it is unclear if Franklin ever uttered this phrase, it’s clear why the idea resonates with people. Most of us have had experiences that reinforce this message. Whether hosting an event, leading a work team, playing competitive sports, or even taking on a home improvement project, intentional preparation can lead to a great outcome.

 

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September 25th, 2019 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2020

Sherwin Williams just announced its 2020 color of the year, and we could not be more excited! Naval SW 6244 is an exquisite blue. In spite of its boldness, this gorgeous neutral calls for quietness and reflection. It evokes feelings of tranquility, calmness, and order—a much needed state of mind in today’s ever ending  go, go, go environment. 

Inspired by the iconic 1920s, this rich, deep navy blue has a retro aura surrounding it. Like the 1920s, this hue was designed to galvanize a new decade full of boldness, daring, and forward-thinking.  

Naval SW 6244 has the ability to either give a space an incredibly calming feeling or it can explode with energy.  You can enhance one feeling over the other with lighting and light fixtures, by adding texture to your room, and by your furniture choices. The sky is the limit!

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

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August 23rd, 2019 6 Ways to Maximize your Space with Paint

Are you feeling claustrophobic in your home? Tiring of your shoebox-sized apartment? Is your home’s old-world charm no longer making up for its tiny living spaces? In New Orleans, a city full of historical homes dating hundreds of years, protecting the integrity of space is always a priority. However, in century-old home design, some rooms dwarf in comparison to their modern equivalents. Pint-sized bathrooms, cramped kitchens, and barely-there bedrooms force us to juggle historical integrity and modern needs for space. Before you start tearing down walls or browsing classified ads for a new housing situation, consider maximizing your space with paint! While painting your walls does not actually increase square footage, using the right shades and techniques can make your space appear bigger.

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May 25th, 2019 Why Hire a Local Painting Contractor?

Hiring a painting contractor can quickly become a daunting task.  It turns out, however, that hiring a local painting contractor can actually make the hiring process an easy and enjoyable one.

A locally-owned painting company relies heavily on its reputation to keep customers coming back and referring the company to their families and friends. As a result, customer satisfaction is the number one priority to a local painter.

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April 29th, 2019 How to Pick Interior Painting Colors

Unless you are a professional decorator or know exactly what you want, picking interior painting colors can certainly become overwhelming very quickly.  Even for a painting contractor who is exposed to hundreds of different colors, choosing one is a bit of challenge.

Here are some tips on how to pick the right paint color for your interior painting project:

1. There are two factors to consider before thinking of an actual color.  You should consider how you want to feel in the room and what message you want your room to give. 

A. If you tend to shift towards warm colors like reds, oranges, and yellows, keep in mind that they express fun, passion, happiness, playfulness, fire, and vibrant and lustful feelings and emotions.

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February 14th, 2019 “A Professional’s Perspective” by Southern Home Magazine

 

We are so happy to announce that Jason Bertoniere Painting was featured in this month’s Southern Home Magazine blog! In the article, Jason Bertoniere gives tips on how to approach your next paint project.  

Everything you need to know from materials to prep to application plus all the do’s and don’ts before you tackle your next interior painting project are here on this article. Click the following link to read the full article:

A Professional’s Perspective: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Painting

 

 

 

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